2008 - 2009 Academic Year News Release Archive

Dean named Engineer of the Year

June 24th, 2009 — The dean of Valpo's College of Engineering has been honored for his dedication to advancing the profession through engineering education by the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers.
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Camp aims to spark children's creativity

June 17th, 2009 — Children will learn the science behind comic book heroes, build and race land sleds and participate in other activities that tap their creativity during the College of Engineering's Camp Invention.
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Solar research team heading to Europe

June 15th, 2009 — Valpo engineering students and Prof. Robert Palumbo are continuing their research into high temperature solar electrolysis, a process that harnesses the sun's energy.
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Valpo joins Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans

June 11th, 2009 — Veterans who have defended the United States since 9/11 are eligible to attend Valpo tuition-free beginning next fall through the Yellow Ribbon Program.
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Trip builds foundation for African water project

May 29th, 2009 — A team of Valpo students recently completed their first trip to Tanzania, where they are working with a village to develop sustainable solutions to health and land degradation problems.
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Scholarships offer experiences in Germany

May 26th, 2009 — A German academic agency has awarded scholarships that will help two students advance their career interests in church music and international engineering during the coming year.
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Professor to help lead engineering education efforts

May 18th, 2009 — Dr. Doug Tougaw, who has been honored for his work in nanotechnology and engineering education, will serve on the board of the American Society for Engineering Education.
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Students honored by engineering honor society

May 12th, 2009 — Valpo is the only school in the U.S. with multiple engineering students winning Tau Beta Pi Fellowships in consecutive years from the national engineering honor society.
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Research of students, faculty supported by grant awards

May 1st, 2009 — Students have received support for research on wetlands' ability to filter pollutants, a bacterium that could prevent the spread of radioactive contaminants and health equity in Central America.
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Noted author Wangerin to give commencement address

May 1st, 2009 — Walt Wangerin Jr., author of numerous books including "The Book of the Dun Cow" and a member of Valpo's faculty since 1991, will address graduating students on May 17.
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Improved highway safety aim of professor's research

April 30th, 2009 — A civil engineering professor is helping revise the nearly 50-year-old standards for safety zones bordering the nation's highways.
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Engineering students work on autism therapy device

April 29th, 2009 — Valpo students and faculty are working on a project to help individuals suffering from autism spectrum disorder better cope with the sensory overload they frequently experience.
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Engineering student named to USA Today Academic Team

April 29th, 2009 — Sarah Ott, who has helped a poor community in Costa Rica address its infrastructure needs, is the fourth engineering student in five years named to the All-USA College Academic Team.
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Students to demonstrate engineering design work

April 27th, 2009 — More than 100 engineering students will show off robots, an autism therapy device and other projects during Valpo's annual Design Expo on Saturday, May 2.
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Creating an environment for innovation focus of lecture

April 20th, 2009 — Engineering professor Dr. Doug Tougaw will describe actions that can boost creativity and innovation - and give companies a strategic advantage in the marketplace - during an April 29 talk.
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Students drawn to humanitarian engineering minor

April 13th, 2009 — Half a dozen students are enrolled in Valpo's new humanitarian engineering program, a minor designed for students who want to use engineering skills to help disadvantaged communities.
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Author to discuss Great Lakes water wars

April 9th, 2009 — Noted environmental reporter Peter Annin will discuss the more than a century of conflict over water in the Great Lakes during an April 21 visit to Valpo.
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Valpo authors to be honored

April 6th, 2009 — Professors who authored or edited books published last year will be honored during the annual Valpo Authors Reception, taking place April 16.
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Placement rate of graduates remains high

April 3rd, 2009 — The placement rate for Valpo's 2008 graduates was 91 percent, topping 90 percent for the 16th consecutive year despite challenging economic conditions.
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Showcase of student scholarship turns 10

April 2nd, 2009 — Valpo's Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship will feature nearly 90 projects examining topics from environmental and nuclear physics research to theology and the ethics of buying local food.
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Exhibits feature antiquity, innovation

March 30th, 2009 — Ancient Palestinian pottery excavated by a former faculty member and the theme of innovation are the subject of two exhibits that recently opened at Brauer Museum of Art.
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Engineering students, professor honored

March 30th, 2009 — A team of Valpo engineering students were honored for their design work and a professor received a teaching award during an annual conference for engineering educators.
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College to host conference on engineering education

March 25th, 2009 — Valpo's College of Engineering is hosting this year's regional American Society for Engineering Education conference March 27-28.
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Faculty grants support teaching, learning

March 24th, 2009 — Ten faculty members will use grants to support research presentations at national conference, purchase software for courses and other activities designed to enhance teaching.
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Registration underway for summer classes

March 20th, 2009 — Valpo's Summer Session will begin May 19, with numerous undergraduate- and graduate-level courses scheduled during two six-week sessions.
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Scholar of church-related higher education named provost

March 16th, 2009 — Dr. Mark Schwehn, author of "Exiles from Eden: Religion and the Academic Vocation in America" and a long-time member of Valpo's faculty, will assume the position of provost.
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Engineering team takes first in robot competition

March 16th, 2009 — A robot designed and built by Crash Test Dummies, a team of five Valpo engineering students, has taken first place in the renowned Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition.
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Engineering teams prepare for robotics competition

February 20th, 2009 — Three robots built by engineering students will compete in a large-scale game of tic-tac-toe March 13-14 in the Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition.
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Second African water project launched by students

February 13th, 2009 — Valpo's Engineers Without Borders chapter will begin work on its second project in Africa in May, partnering with a Tanzanian community to repair a failing water canal.
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Faculty awarded grants for research, scholarly work

December 31st, 2008 — Valpo faculty will use grants to support projects ranging from improving the design of waste disposal facilities to reinterpreting the gospel of Mark.
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Service, faith combined in travel grant projects

December 30th, 2008 — Valpo students will deepen their faith and commitment to serving others this spring through projects taking them to Africa, Central America, the Gulf Coast and other locations.
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Students receive grants to conduct, present research

December 30th, 2008 — Grants will allow 20 Valpo undergraduates to conduct or present results of research on solar energy, smoking cessation, health equity in Central America and other topics.
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Women engineers win national award

December 18th, 2008 — Valpo's chapter of the Society of Women Engineers was recently named Outstanding Collegiate Section, Silver Level, at the organization's national conference.
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Engineering honor society continues award streak

December 11th, 2008 — Valpo's chapter of engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi has won national recognition for excellence for the sixth time in seven years.
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Photographs look at Northwest Indiana railroads

December 5th, 2008 — Perspectives on Northwest Indiana's railroad heritage are captured in a photography exhibition opening at the Center for the Arts on Dec. 12.
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Recollections of 'Kissing Bridge' in exhibit

December 1st, 2008 — Valpo's historic Student Bridge, christened the "kissing bridge" by generations of students, is the subject of an exhibit opening Dec. 13 at Brauer Museum of Art.
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Faculty recieve grants to boost learning

November 25th, 2008 — Grants from Valpo's Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching will support the activities of 18 faculty members aiming to improve student learning.
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International efforts profiled in report

November 17th, 2008 — Efforts promoting international learning at Valpo, winner of this year's Senator Paul Simon Award, are featured in the report "Internationalizing the Campus 2008," released Nov. 17.
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College helps engineers entering workforce

November 5th, 2008 — Engineering faculty and students are working with Infineon Technologies to develop resources that help engineers bridge the gap between what they learn in school and the workplace.
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French engineering program being launched

October 27th, 2008 — Valpo's second international engineering program will allow students to combine language and cross-cultural knowledge with their engineering skills.
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Guild grants to enhance student experience

October 24th, 2008 — The Valpo Guild has awarded grants totaling more than $28,000 for campus projects that will benefit students, including purchase of an infant simulator for the College of Nursing.
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Valpo to lead economic development delegation to China

October 13th, 2008 — Valpo faculty and staff will lead a delegation of Northwest Indiana business and civic leaders to China Oct. 20-29 to explore economic development opportunities.
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Alumni to be recognized at Homecoming

September 26th, 2008 — A dozen alumni and volunteers will be recognized for their achievements and service to Valpo at a worship service Sunday, Oct. 12, during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.
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Humanitarian engineering minor offered

September 19th, 2008 — A new humanitarian engineering minor will give Valpo students an opportunity to learn how to use engineering skills to help disadvantaged communities throughout the world.
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Virtual reality open houses scheduled

September 19th, 2008 — Virtual reality open houses will be held the first Tuesday of the month at Valpo's College of Engineering this academic year.
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Students to present ecological research

September 18th, 2008 — Students who conducted research on invasive plants and storm water management at an ecological field station this summer will present their findings at a conference Saturday, Sept. 20.
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Women engineers win praise for activities

September 10th, 2008 — The Society of Women Engineers at Valpo recently won first place for Best Collegiate Section among institutions of comparable size in the Midwest.
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Group nominated as friend of Kenya

September 10th, 2008 — A humanitarian project led by Valpo's Engineers Without Borders chapter over the past four years has been nominated for an award presented by International Center of Indianapolis.
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Engineering team helps bring Bible to the blind

August 6th, 2008 — The College of Engineering has worked with volunteers from Lutheran Braille Workers Inc. to redesign and manufacture a printing press used to print Braille Bibles.
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Professor takes leadership role in engineering ethics

July 1st, 2008 — Dr. Doug Tougaw, nationally-recognized for his scholarship on ethics and emerging technology, has been elected to a leadership position in the American Society of Engineering Education.
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